Re: Re: General Resolution: Handling of the non-free section: proposedBallot
I am a user of Debian, using it to learn Linux, and achieving
interesting results in my Company using it.
I always appreciated Debian distribution for its comprehensiveness. I
think that I understood the free-software philosophy underlying the
Debian concept, and i feel that the categorisation between free, contrib
and non-free is very clear.
Removing the non-free section will narrow the perspective of the Linux
world offered by Debian, and somehow limit a degree of freedom currently
available for Debian users.
Cutting away non-free software may apper as a revamp of old
brand-protection policy used often by many software wendors (I don't
know if you ever heard of a software house that produces a GUI-based
operating systems, and some software based on it, and a package - SMS -
useful to distribute software, but ONLY if crafted by the same company...).
In my opinion, the resulting system will be less free (in a wider sense).
... may the strength light your minds....